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Collection Number: 00969-z

Collection Title: Thomas C. Fuller Papers, 1829-1901.

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This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities; this finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

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Size 12 items
Abstract Thomas C. Fuller, of Fayetteville and Raleigh, N.C., was a merchant, Confederate congressman, and justice of the United States Court of Private Land Claims dealing with territory acquired from Mexico, 1891-1901. The collection includes family letters from Fuller; a manuscript copy of a speech by him, 1859; and clippings of articles he wrote about Mexico.
Creator Fuller, Thomas C., 1832-1901.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Restrictions to Use
No usage restrictions.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Thomas C. Fuller Papers, #969-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Mrs. I. F. Hill of Durham, N.C., April 1945.
Additional Descriptive Resources
A copy of the original finding aid for this collection is filed in folder 1.
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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Thomas C. Fuller (1832-1901), was the son of Thomas Fuller, a merchant in Fayetteville, N.C., and Catherine Raboteau Fuller. He attended the University of North Carolina and later became a merchant and practicioner of law in Fayetteville. During the Civil War, he served in the Fayetteville Independent Light Infantry and also as a member of the Confederate Congress. After the war he continued to practice law and moved to Raleigh, N.C., in 1873. He was appointed by President Benjamin Harrison a justice of the United States Court of Private Land Claims, 1891, where he served until his death.

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The collection includes family letters from Fuller to his sister, Mrs. R. H. J. Blount, 1847, and to his mother, 1861 and 1865. Topics include military service, law practice, debt collection, and family matters. Also included are a manuscript copy of a speech by him, 1859; clippings of articles he wrote about Mexico and by others about the Confederate Congress; business and other letters; and military and legal documents.

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, January 2009

This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

This finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

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